At UCSI International School, we place importance in a child’s intellectual, emotional, social, artistic, creative and beliefs development. For the school, holistic education work on the assumption that each individual’s identity, meaning and purpose in life is developed through connections to the community, to the natural world and spiritual values like compassion and peace. This philosophy of education engages an individual’s recognition for life and passion for learning. Learning is not just through the academic curriculum but through direct engagement with the environment.
Our teachers foster collaboration in classrooms and help students feel connected. We use real-life experiences, current events, the arts and other resources along with textbook information to stimulate interest and a love for learning. We encourage reflection and questioning instead of regurgitation of faces, allowing for the development of connections and critical thinking skills.
We look at connections in each individual’s experience – connections between mind and body, between linear thinking and intuitive ways of knowing, between academic disciplines and between individual and community. These connections between different subject areas are unifying and allow each individual to explore and engage in activities that can are related to real life.